Sabzi Masala

5.0 (1 reviews)

1/2 cup oil (olive or canola)
1 Tbsp. mustard seed
1 Tbsp. cumin seed
1/2 tsp. ajwan seed
2 white onions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh jalapeño
1 Tbsp. turmeric powder
1 Tbsp. cumin/coriander powder
1 tsp. garam masala
2 Tbsp. fenugreek leaf (fresh, if available)
1 head cauliflower
1 large can tomatoes
1 qt. cubed yams
2-3 red and green peppers
2 cups spinach and/or mushrooms, if desired
Salt, to taste

• In a large, heavy pan, heat oil and fry mustard and cumin seeds until they begin to pop. Add ajwan seed and heat for 2 minutes. Add onions, ginger, jalapeño and fry for 5 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add the remaining spices, stirring regularly and fry for several minutes. Add fenugreek leaf and remaining vegetables.
• Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until yams are soft. Salt to taste.
• Serve hot with rice. Tastes even better the next day!

Preparation time: about 1 1/2 hours

Makes 4-6 servings

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